DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK: At least, not yet. The markets rallied this week, posting the first five-day-long gain since September, CNBC reports.
SHUTDOWN UPDATE: The ongoing government shutdown isn't just costing federal workers their paychecks. It could also cost the United States its triple-A credit rating, according to Axios.
HE'S NOT RUNNING: Ex-hedge fund executive Tom Steyer held a press conference this week to announce that he is focusing on impeaching President Donald Trump instead of running for president, Institutional Investor reports.
#METOO: Have you been watching Surviving R. Kelly? The Lifetime series is returning the focus of the #metoo movement to black women and girls, which according to one New York Times opinion piece, is where the focus should remain.
FED FEAR: Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that he is worried about the growing pile of debt in the United States, CNBC reports.